Mexico contributes about 1.6 percent of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ranks 13th among the largest emitting countries in the world. Mexico is a global leader in combatting climate change; adopting an economy-wide strategy in 2009 that aims to reduce the country’s 2000 emission levels by 50 percent by 2050.
Recognizing global climate change as a policy priority for Mexico and the U.S., USAID supports national and sub‐national policy development as well as capacity building to advance Mexican‐led climate change initiatives. We support the country’s efforts to achieve its commitment to a low-carbon future through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the energy and forest sectors. USAID focuses on climate change mitigation in the following three areas:
- strengthening policies that promote low-emissions growth
- improving skills to support low-emissions development
- establishing financial models for climate change mitigation that leverage resources
Last updated: May 10, 2013